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#348284 12/22/2020 01:30 AM
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It is with heavy heart and great sadness that I let you all know that longtime member here Andy 'Militarynut' Legere has passed on this morning.
His suffering is over and he has joined his beloved wife..

I know Andy since the 1970s. But the last 20 years we've gotten very close.. More family than friend...
Although a tough guy, opinionated, hard core collector, in reality a gentle and loving soul..

A consummate relic/antique collector.. A fine family man...

I will miss you brother,, Rest in peace...........



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Andrew Legere, in Florida on December 21,2020
Beloved husband of the late Eileen Legere. Devoted Father of Denise ,Dianna, Yvonne and Cindy . Dear brother of Millie Karph. Loving Grandfather of nine and Great Grandfather of seven.

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RIP
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Godspeed professor...
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yea, RIP Andy

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I'm going to miss him. He was quite a nice guy.


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R.I.P. andy. mike

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RIP ...

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Rest In Peace Andy

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He was a good 'un. Always ready to give advice and help out.

The hobby has lost another great one.


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I am very much shocked and sad to hear of Andy's passing!
I enjoyed hisphone calls and talks!

The hobby has lost a good man!

RIP Andy! You are now back with your lovely wife!

Your friend PVON

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I don't know Andy, but it's always a tragic when someone passes, may he rest in peace. My condolence goes out to his family and friends.

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Although I knew that he has had already massive health problems this news cought me all of a sudden. We did exchanged PMs from time to time. Again one cornerstone less in the world.
RIP,


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A wonderful man someone I always sought out at the MAX as soon as I walked in near Don Boyle we would always chat He will be greatly missed a total shock thoughts and prayers to his family RIP Andy regards, Ryan

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I am very sad to hear this, I did not have much contact with him other than some email exchanges a few years ago, but I have seen his posts on this forum and others and he seemed to be a nice and genuine man. Rest in peace Andy.

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Never had a good relationship with Andy due to his known positions on TK ring field (the only field where I read his comments, so I didn't know him at all!).
But this doesn't mean that his death is something that saddens me. It's time for him to rest. So, rest in peace Andy.
And God bless your family.

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Anyone that met him knew Andy took a lot of stuff personal. But after a while he would tell me its the nature of this hobby, to not only to 'stir the pot,,but to knock it down on to the floor sometimes'!.. With you Antonio he'd say to me "lets see when his book comes out",,,and many of us are anxious to see it... He loved the jewelry forum here and all its members whether in agreement or not with them.

- Family and friends we all said goodbye to Andy this past weekend. It was very hard and I'm very sad... But I've had some very interesting and cool adventures with Andy over the years.

* This photo about 10 years ago , his 70th birthday.. He not only collected military but collected everything old and interesting. He was a force, a Titan among men....
This photo has almost our old complete show crew,,only 2 missing..

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Hey G,

Always good to have those great memories. He will always live in our hearts and minds. Let me guess, you are top right and who are the gents?

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Mikee, ,,,,,yes me... - I treasure those memories and adventures we had..

They are not members on any of the forums I think. Not sure they'd want to be identified...

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Originally Posted by Gaspare
Anyone that met him knew Andy took a lot of stuff personal. But after a while he would tell me its the nature of this hobby, to not only to 'stir the pot,,but to knock it down on to the floor sometimes'!.. With you Antonio he'd say to me "lets see when his book comes out",,,and many of us are anxious to see it... He loved the jewelry forum here and all its members whether in agreement or not with them.

- Family and friends we all said goodbye to Andy this past weekend. It was very hard and I'm very sad... But I've had some very interesting and cool adventures with Andy over the years.

* This photo about 10 years ago , his 70th birthday.. He not only collected military but collected everything old and interesting. He was a force, a Titan among men....
This photo has almost our old complete show crew,,only 2 missing..

can you do me a favour Gaspare and give name to faces?

Rest in Peace Andy.

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Top left is Andy,,top right myself..
3 bottom are at the US shows but not on any forums and pretty sure they don't to be named.

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Many thanks Gaspare!

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is anyone running his site?

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Yes his Militarynut site is up and running..

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no, his site is down

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I'm not on here much anymore but just saw this and am very sad to hear about Andy's passing. I think all of Gaspare's descriptions were spot on, a really good guy who loved the hobby and was great to speak with. Rest in Peace Andy!


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Sad news. I was in contact with him a few times. Always very polite and wise man.


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